Shunsuke Nakamura has retired from international football recently. He reached this decision after
Shunsuke Nakamura started playing for
Japanese coach and fans may be unhappy with their unexpected exit from the tournament, but their entry into the round of 16 matched with most successful World Cup campaign in 2002 when they reached the round of 16 before losing to
Though Shunsuke Nakamura has retired from international football, he would continue his club career. He is now playing for J League club Yokohama Marinos where he joined in January 2010 in a move away from La Liga club Espanyol. Earlier, Nakamura played for Scottish club Celtic and appeared in 128 matches in the Scottish Premier League during his four-year stint.